March 22, 2017

Paul Muldoon Reading At Labyrinth March 28

Described by the late Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney as “one of the era’s true originals,” Paul Muldoon will be reading from Selected Poems 1968-2014 (Farrar Straus and Giroux $27) at Labyrinth Books on Tuesday, March 28, at 6 p.m.

Fellow poet and Lewis Center faculty member Michael Dickman will introduce his colleague. 

 Selected Poems 1968–2014 offers forty-six years of work drawn from twelve individual collections by a poet who “began as a prodigy and has gone on to become a virtuoso” (Michael Hofmann). Among Muldoon’s many honors are the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the Shakespeare Prize “for contributions from English-speaking Europe to the European inheritance.”

According to Roger Rosenblatt in The New York Times, Paul Muldoon is “one of the great poets of the past hundred years, who can be everything in his poems—word-playful, lyrical, hilarious, melancholy. And angry. Only Yeats before him could write with such measured fury.”

Poetry editor of The New Yorker, Paul Muldoon is the author of twelve previous books of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Moy Sand and Gravel. He is the Howard G. B. Clark ’21 University Professor in the Humanities at Princeton and teaches Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts.

 This event is co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts